lairy

[lair-ee]

adjective, lair·i·er, lair·i·est. Australian Informal.

of, relating to, or characteristic of a lair.

Nearby words

  1. laingian,
  2. laipse,
  3. lair,
  4. lairage,
  5. laird,
  6. laisser-aller,
  7. laissez aller,
  8. laissez faire,
  9. laissez passer,
  10. laissez-faire

Origin of lairy

1905–10; apparently to be identified with British, especially Cockney slang lairy cunning, knowing, conceited, respelling (representing dial. pronunciation) of leery1

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British Dictionary definitions for lairy

lairy

adjective lairier or lairiest

gaudy or flashy

Word Origin for lairy

C20: from leery

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